A world without cancer could be the legacy you leave behind to your loved ones. When you leave a gift in your Will to Australian Cancer Research Foundation, you provide some of the greatest minds in cancer research access to vital tools they need to outsmart cancer.
Often people who choose to include a cancer charity in their Will have lost a loved one to cancer or have had cancer themselves. These people have become our heroes, as new and improved methods to detect and treat cancer would not exist if wasn’t for them.
We are always grateful and humbled by those who leave a legacy to cancer research through a gift in their Will. No matter the size or amount you are able to give, ACRF is honoured to count you among our wonderful bequestors. The next discovery to outsmart cancer could start with you.
If you would like to learn more please follow the steps below.
Call our bequest manager on her direct line 9210 7408 and have a chat. Lee will walk you through any queries you may have and can post or email you a bequest booklet to peruse at your leisure and discuss with family, before a decision.
Call your solicitor and make an appointment to create or update your Will to include a bequest to ACRF. You will need our recommended Will Wording (see below). If you haven’t got a family solicitor, you may wish to attend one of ACRF’S annual Wills Day events held in Sydney, where a pro bono solicitor will create a Simple Will for a greatly reduced fee.
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACN 002 774 727) of Suite 302, 77 King St, Sydney for the purposes of funding world-class cancer research, free from all taxes and duties, (here please specify your gift, eg. the sum of $X). I direct that the receipt of any director or other proper officer for the time being of that Foundation will be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.
We would love to know so we can celebrate your decision to include us in your Will, thereby helping us outsmart cancer!
YOUR SPOUSE: Australia has federal laws that state what should happen to your estate and your assets, if you are to pass without a Will (intestate). Your estate goes to your spouse. However, if you are estranged from your spouse, this may not be your wish. Create a legal Will and ensure that the person or persons you choose (not the federal government), will be the beneficiaries of your estate.
YOUR PARTNER: If you’re not married, a Will is especially important. If you die without a Will, your live in partner (eg. of 20 years or more) could be left out in the cold entirely. They receive nothing and can be forced to move out of your shared home.
YOUR CHILDREN: If you have minor children but no Will, (therefore no provision for them when you die), a judge can decide who is the best person to become their guardian. Wouldn’t you rather make this important decision? And with no legal Will, your minor children are legally entitled to their share of your estate when they turn 18, regardless of their money-management skills. By creating a Simple Will, you can control when your children receive their inheritance, and how much.
YOUR FAVOURITE CHARITIES: You may have told your friends and family that you wish your favourite charity to receive a gift when you pass. But, if this is not written into your Will, it is entirely up to the discretion of your Will executor.
Gifts in Wills to ACRF is an wonderful way to contribute to our work. But if you pass without a Will, there is no obligation for anyone to distribute your well-intentioned gifts to your favourite causes.
ACRF hosts annual Wills Days which provide a professional yet affordable way to have your final wishes fulfilled and show your support for ACRF.
Supporters in Sydney can have a legal Will expert draw up their Simple Will at our Wills Days in March/April every year. The next Wills Days will be organised in April 2019.
For more information, please contact our Bequest Manager, Lee, on her direct line to discuss – 02 9210 7408
Those who kindly think of us when creating their Will, regardless of the amount, are helping us end cancer. A bequest to ACRF helps us to arm our researchers with the tools and equipment they need to outsmart cancer.
Even if you have a Will, adding a charity is as simple as adding a Codicil to your existing Will. Seek advice from your solicitor if you wish to do so.
You can also make a gift to ACRF during your lifetime. This enables ACRF to channel the funds into worthy research projects immediately, enabling you to see how your wonderful contribution is helping to outsmart cancer.
We know that some people may have a preference to fund a particular type of research. We recommend discussing any preferences you have with us.
If you would like to learn more, please complete the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours (or the next business day). Or you can contact Lee on her direct line to discuss - 02 9210 7408.